Leviticus 20:21
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
376 [e]וְאִ֗ישׁ
wə-’îš,
And a manConj-w | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֥ר
’ă-šer
ifPro-r
3947 [e]יִקַּ֛ח
yiq-qaḥ
he takesV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
802 [e]אֵ֥שֶׁת
’ê-šeṯ
the wifeN-fsc
251 [e]אָחִ֖יו
’ā-ḥîw
of his brotherN-msc | 3ms
5079 [e]נִדָּ֣ה
nid-dāh
[is] an unclean thingN-fs
1931 [e]הִ֑וא
itPro-3fs
6172 [e]עֶרְוַ֥ת
‘er-waṯ
nakednessN-fsc
251 [e]אָחִ֛יו
’ā-ḥîw
of his brotherN-msc | 3ms
1540 [e]גִּלָּ֖ה
gil-lāh
He has uncoveredV-Piel-Perf-3ms
6185 [e]עֲרִירִ֥ים
‘ă-rî-rîm
ChildlessAdj-mp
1961 [e]יִהְיֽוּ׃
yih-yū.
they shall beV-Qal-Imperf-3mp









Hebrew Texts
ויקרא 20:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְאִ֗ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֥ר יִקַּ֛ח אֶת־אֵ֥שֶׁת אָחִ֖יו נִדָּ֣ה הִ֑וא עֶרְוַ֥ת אָחִ֛יו גִּלָּ֖ה עֲרִירִ֥ים יִהְיֽוּ׃

ויקרא 20:21 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואיש אשר יקח את־אשת אחיו נדה הוא ערות אחיו גלה ערירים יהיו׃

ויקרא 20:21 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואיש אשר יקח את־אשת אחיו נדה הוא ערות אחיו גלה ערירים יהיו׃

ויקרא 20:21 Hebrew Bible
ואיש אשר יקח את אשת אחיו נדה הוא ערות אחיו גלה ערירים יהיו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
If there is a man who takes his brother's wife, it is abhorrent; he has uncovered his brother's nakedness. They will be childless.

King James Bible
And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a man marries his brother's wife, it is impurity. He has shamed his brother; they will be childless."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

his brother's

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an unclean thing [heb] a separation

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